Should graduates who have low paying job during this pandemic be grateful?
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamad said graduates who have low-paying jobs at the moment should be grateful.
He added that during this trying time, the country’s economy contracted to 5.6 percent.
In addition, Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan said, job seekers are encourage to not be choosy and do not make unemployment part of the culture as currently our country is being hit with crisis, regarding health, economics and politics.
However, many people had argued that Mustapa and Saravanan should have not given such statement as their income is on the top ten list of the highest earners in Perikatan Nasional
Not only that, Saravanan is the number 1 earners in Pakatan Nasional with monthly income of RM 143,628,55 followed by Mustapa’s with a monthly income of RM 69,427,20
In addition, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin also receive an increment of RM11,000 making his total monthly income to be RM104,841,65
On the other hand, The Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) previously reported that majority of the graduates received an estimated monthly salary of between RM1,001 to RM1,500 compared to the average of RM2,001 to RM2,500 recorded in 2019.
Yesterday, Guan Eng questioned the statement given by Saravanan and Mustapa stating that they should have known better and try their best to help the graduates
He added that graduate will not thank the government for failing to save jobs completely or failing to create new jobs causing unemployment to rise to 4.9 per cent in January 2021 with youth unemployment at a record 13.5 per cent, failed to mitigate the economic recession and reneged on their duty to statutorily enforce the minimum wage.